From Appreciation to Worship: How Our Hatred of God Magnifies the Grace of God

In my study for this Sunday's message, I came across this passage in Dan Allender's book, Bold Love (pp. 65-66). The idea that my flesh hates God and that my sin is an expression of that hatred gives an entirely new meaning to grace. Please, take a minute to read and reflect: "The hatred in … Continue reading From Appreciation to Worship: How Our Hatred of God Magnifies the Grace of God

Ranking the CNN Republican Presidential Debate (Updated)

I am a pastor, not a politician. I do not put my trust in princes or presidents, but in the sovereign reign of the King of Kings and Savior of sinners, Jesus. However, we live in a country in which ordinary folks get to participate in the political process by electing men and women to represent … Continue reading Ranking the CNN Republican Presidential Debate (Updated)

Putting “Numbers” in Context

This week the Creekstone Sunday message is from Numbers 12. Numbers? What? Numbers is the fourth of the first five books of the Bible that are called "the Books of Moses," or "the Pentateuch." The ESV Study Bible provides a crisp summary of how Numbers fits into these first five books. Numbers thus relates a most … Continue reading Putting “Numbers” in Context